2-Bronopol is antimicrobial agent which is used for oil field & air washer systems, absorbent clays, paper mills, metal working fluids, & printing inks. It shows stability to hydrolysis in aqueous solution and has effectiveness against grams positive & negative strains including Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This compound is also known to have low mammalian toxicity with excellent antibacterial activity. It appears as white colored crystalline solid which creates endothermic reaction when dissolved in water. 2-Bronopol finds application in personal care products & topical medications as a substitute for formaldehyde for treatment of skin allergies.